Fresh from their 3-3 stalemate against Roma in the Champions League, Antonio Cote will hope to ease off pressure on himself and the team after a back-to-back loss- coming against Manchester City and Crystal Palace.
The Blues chances of retaining the league title have also been dented after securing just 13 points in eight duels, nine adrift of leaders- Manchester City.
Also, the Stamford Bridge giants will be without Injured N'Golo Kante and Victor Moses but will be boosted by the return of Alvario Morata who played the full 90 minutes on Wednesday’ night.
Meanwhile, the stats swing in the favour of the Blues here having won ten of their last 19 ties with their visitors. Besides, they have lost only once in their last five home matches, they will be expected to come out on top at (1.35) with Nairabet.
The league champions have drawn four times with their guests in all competitions and odds of (5.50) is available for a repeat of this.
For the Hornets, they will be coming into this outing on the back of their 2-1 victory over Arsenal. Nevertheless, they have only managed to win six of their last 21 engagements and are thereby tagged underdogs for this clash at (8.75) .
The London outfit have conceded eight goals in their last six duels and are backed at (1.75) to let in a goal in the encounter.
Alvaro Morata is back on his feet after a short spell on the sidelines. The Spaniard has banged in seven goals this term and is odds on at (3.35) to notch the first goal and (1.70) to find the back of the net anytime.